Paris: Part 1

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So I am finally caught up enough to share with you some pictures from my trip last week.  There are so many pictures, I will probably do a few postings.
To start with, meet my handsome husband who brought me on such a great trip and who I got to spend FOUR days with!!!!!!
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We spent most of our time, walking from place to place just experiencing the city.  The architecture is of course, so amazing, so I thought I would share just some of the beautiful buildings we happened upon.
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We stayed in the Marais district which was filled with small cobble stone streets.  Everywhere you looked you saw these courtyards behind grand doors.  There were lovely shops and great restaurants.
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This was one of the most amazing doors I have ever seen.
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Check out the detail on his face..
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This was a lovely shop.  You can’t see it too well, but there is a black and turquoise necklace that I would like to try and recreate someday.
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These chairs were amazing.  I am a huge fan of “ghost” chairs and as soon as I find a place to put one, I will so try and find one! (ooh, maybe when I do M’s room!)
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We journeyed out of the Marais district and made our way over the Seine and made our way to Ill St. Louis which is a lovely little island.  A hat was necessary as it was drizzly two of the three days.  No worries, Paris is beautiful no matter the weather!
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This was an adorable marionette shop.  The light was disappearing quickly, so my apologies.
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Cool, but also a little on the creepy side!
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We then made our way down to Notre Dame.
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As we made our way back to the hotel that evening, one of the department stores had started their Holiday display windows.  I don’t think the picture does it justice.  The patterns and colors were constantly changing.
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Bikes are a major means of transportation in Paris.  The city has charging stations all over where you can pick up and return bikes with headlights and baskets.  Very cool.

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That pretty much sums up day one.
Bon Jour!

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  1. Oh my goodness all that architecture is just exquisite!! Can you imagine all the history behind those buildings and even that door! Notre Dame is just breath taking in picture, I can't imagine what it would be like in person! Thank you so much for sharing day one, and I can't wait to see more!!